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*We are now in process of building up our 2020 event listings... The 2020s are now back to being highlighted in FUCHSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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JANUARY 25 & 26, 2020, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – The Amherst Railway Society’s ‘Railroad Hobby Show’ at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds… The show is located in the Better Living Center and the adjacent Young, Stroh, and Mallary Buildings at The Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… Saturday hours: 9am to 5pm; Sunday hours: 10am to 5pm… Ticket information: Adults $15 per day; children 15 and under = free accompanied by an adult. Eastern States Exposition Parking: $5 per day. Tickets wil be sold on the grounds starting one hour before the show opens on each day of the show, to keep lines to a minimum. Advance purchase ticket info at: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/purchaseadvancetickets.php ... For more event infohttp://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ or write: Amherst Railway Society, P.O. Box 247, Monson, MA 01057; phone 413-267-4555; or e-mail ShowOffice@amherstrail.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/26/2019)

JANUARY 26, 2020, Sunday, Essex – “Essex Board of Trade Presents ‘The 2020 Essex Ed Groundhog Day Parade’,” 2pm to 5pm, Sunday, January 26, 2020, downtown Essex; parade steps off at 2pm… Sponsored by the Essex Board of Trade (https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ and/or http://essexct.com/board-of-trade/)... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2954907151186330/): “… Grab your pots and pans and head to Essex Village, Essex CT on Sunday, January 26th at 2 pm for one of the most popular parades of the year… “Essex Ed”, a larger-than-life ground hog, will make his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works on Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street leading a parade of antique cars, fife & drum corps, residents, and visitors. All are invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own noisemakers and ground hog gear to celebrate the day. Each year, Essex Ed is dressed in unique attire to acknowledge a special occasion or person. As always, this year’s costume is a secret but organizers guarantee that it will be a “huge hit” when Ed makes his appearance….”… Additional thoughts - Always some wonderful antique car participation! We drive our old car there to park along Main Street (we shoot for noonish or so arrival, to try & make sure we get a spot right along the edge of the street; walking the dog around the beautiful town of Essex is also a great way to kill some time if you get there early), and spectate/take pictures! Always fun times in downtown Essex!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/16/2019)

FEBRUARY 2, 2020, Sunday, Enfield – “Antique Automobile Flea Market at The Powder Mill Barn, Hazardville,” 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT; Exit 47E off I-91, to Route 190 east, turn right at junction of Route 192… 1st Sunday of the month, 7:00am to 11:00am, on the following dates: December 1st, 2019 … January 5th, 2020 … February 2nd, 2020 ... March 1st, 2020 … Vendors: $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public: $2 donation… Information: Contact Jack Moccio 413-237-4141, or Don Passardi 860-684-2675… Hosted by CVWA’S (webmaster's note - Donald advised that stood for "Connecticut Valley Working A's")…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer that our friend Donald Passardi sent us, and which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook, and which is where we got all of the above info: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73524714_2498943250195842_5383135210772627456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEK6xoQXU5UcyUHHMog0ZsxAKy3QvbaU4vnSpqaBRXCbWl0z6CLH6LNff99tl8OiRiHDMZN5sIffMNytTSXH1mqToUBHfmmUb28FeqqYLCZFw&_nc_oc=AQnP4uQq6Wcu2a66r5_Re7iYZkeMalYhtJhuCXfcM6v_56HTyodcNRjl69U613y9diA&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=12ca2f902a45cba3e863b30f99a52e6c&oe=5E2997E6    … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/18/2019)

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2020, Thursday-Saturday, Philadelphia (PENNSYLVANIA) – “AACA Annual Meeting,” Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.aaca.org/Meets/aaca_calendar.html …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – “GPK Collector Car Auctions Presents ‘The Atlantic City Auction',” Atlantic City, NJ… Quoting from the official event web site (http://gpkauctions.net/): “…GPK Auctions is proud to present the 47th annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. The auctions has grown to be an annual three day event auctioning off over 400 cars in the spacious 500,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art Atlantic City Convention Center. Along with the auction, guests are able to enjoy a wide variety of vendors, a vast array of vehicles available for sale in the car corral, and the best casinos, restaurants, and shopping that Atlantic City has to offer… EVENT HOURS: 2/7/20, Friday = 9:00am - 7:00pm; 2/8/20, Saturday = 9:00am - 7:00pm; 2/9/20, Sunday = 9:00am - 5:00pm… CONTACT US: Phone = 1-856-573-6969; E-mail = info@gpkauctions.com … AUCTION HOURS: 2/7/20, Friday = 11:30am; 2/8/20, Saturday = 11:00am; 2/9/20, Sunday = 12:00pm…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2019)

FEBRUARY 12, 2020, Wednesday, Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues (FLORIDA and ARIZONA) – Major League Baseball ‘Pitchers & Catchers Report Day’… Always looked-forward-to! Always a sure sign of SPRING!… Referencehttp://www.springtrainingcountdown.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/26/2019)

FEBRUARY 15, 2020, Saturday, Orange – “…’The Northeast Gas Bash’… 7am to 1pm, at American Legion Post #127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 121), Orange, CT (1/2 mile south from Route 15, Exit 56. Info: Bob Harrington 203-494-0566 or rharrington32@yahoo.com…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OldGas.com web site, on their “Primarily Petroliana Events” page, www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

FEBRUARY 16, 2020, Sunday, Daytona Beach (FLORIDA) – “The Daytona 500"… webmaster’s note – I guess if I'm gonna put MLB's "Pitchers & Catchers Report Day" on this calendar as a "sure sign of spring," I'd better put the Daytona 500 on here also, right? Ha ha!...  Infohttp://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2020/DAYTONA-500/DAYTONA-500.aspx … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2020)

MARCH 1, 2020, Sunday, Enfield – “Antique Automobile Flea Market at The Powder Mill Barn, Hazardville,” 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT; Exit 47E off I-91, to Route 190 east, turn right at junction of Route 192… 1st Sunday of the month, 7:00am to 11:00am, on the following dates: December 1st, 2019 … January 5th, 2020 … February 2nd, 2020 ... March 1st, 2020 … Vendors: $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public: $2 donation… Information: Contact Jack Moccio 413-237-4141, or Don Passardi 860-684-2675… Hosted by CVWA’S (webmaster's note - Donald advised that stood for "Connecticut Valley Working A's")…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer that our friend Donald Passardi sent us, and which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook, and which is where we got all of the above info: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73524714_2498943250195842_5383135210772627456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEK6xoQXU5UcyUHHMog0ZsxAKy3QvbaU4vnSpqaBRXCbWl0z6CLH6LNff99tl8OiRiHDMZN5sIffMNytTSXH1mqToUBHfmmUb28FeqqYLCZFw&_nc_oc=AQnP4uQq6Wcu2a66r5_Re7iYZkeMalYhtJhuCXfcM6v_56HTyodcNRjl69U613y9diA&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=12ca2f902a45cba3e863b30f99a52e6c&oe=5E2997E6    … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/18/2019)

MARCH 1, 2020, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “MARCOM Annual Flea Market,” 7:30am to 11:00am, at Holmes Transportation, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA 02056… Sponsored by the Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts… “…All makes auto related flea market. Indoor spaces, with outside spaces also, if weather permits… Cost $3 admission, $20 space…”… For more info - https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=56896 and/or call Dean A. Zwicker at 508-285-3211 508-561-3977… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

MARCH 13-15, 2020, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “2nd Annual Mark's Northeast Motorsports Expo - Presented by Mark's Auto Parts and Trantolo & Trantolo LLC,” March 13-15, 2020, at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, West Springfield, MA... Featuring: Classics, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks of all kinds, Race Cars, Motorcycles... Friday, March 13, 4:00pm to 8:00pm: Military Appreciation Day and Live Entertainment... Saturday, March 14, 10:00am to  8:00pm: Pit Challenge sponsored by Tom's Foreign Auto Parts... Sunday, March 15, 10:00am to 3:00pm: More to come... Check out our website for last year's photos: https://marksnemotorsportsexpo.com/ ... Sign up now for next year's show!..."... Admission: Spectators admission = $15 each adult ticket at the door OR purchase online adult ticket for $12.00; Kids 7 and under = free; Military Discount = Free Show Entrance, on any day, for  Active Military Service Personnel in Uniform OR FREE FRIDAY for all active military members OR veterans, WITH an official military picture identification... Even more info - Here's the official Facebook Event Page for the 2020 Mark's Northeast Motorsports Expo: https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEMotorsportsExpo/ - and the FLYER LINK from that site is: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/72338829_1349817445183755_5416818547626082304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&cachebreaker=hd&_nc_oc=AQkuTZXdK23Hb0EjFfpDco3sHfGLer1_2oefaMrReBRIWLCTNpdHPEhyhLWcYWUA0pI&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=4933e54b6ded69868dbc24e5b6ba9662&oe=5E526AE0   ... And finally, please also be sure to visit the Mark's Auto Parts' official Facebook page (and give 'em a "Like" while you're there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/marks.autoparts.Inc/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/28/2019)

MARCH 21, 2020, Saturday, Essex – The 10th Annual ‘Essex Go Bragh’ Irish Parade… 10:30am to 11:30am, Essex Town Hall to the Center of Essex… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1487743678068761/): “…The Annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, March 21st. It will begin promptly at 10:30am from the Essex Town Hall and will proceed to the center of Essex. The parade this year is estimated to last 45 minutes Traffic will be congested in the downtown area from about 9:00AM to 1:00PM…”… More info – And here is the text from a Connecticut tourism page that provides more details about the event—and also mentions the Antique Car Participation, which I’ve been aware of, but still have to make it there to check it all out for myself! Quoting from the page (http://www.ctvisit.com/events/essex-go-bragh-parade): “…10th Annual Essex Go Bragh Parade, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:30am to 12:15pm (steps off at 10:30am)… Each year in Essex, in March, everyone gets to be Irish for a day. The 10th annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival steps off from Town Hall… The Essex Go Bragh (translated as Essex Forever) Irish Parade & Festival features an Irish-themed parade down Main Street into the heart of Essex Village followed by the Festival. The idea for this event was born in the minds of Park and Recreation staff as a new special event for Essex that would get people together in the village for fun and festivities and to hopefully break the spell of a long and cold winter. Over the years Essex go Bragh has been very well received by the community, enjoying many hundreds of visitors each year… The parade is truly a festive affair for the whole family with a lot to see and enjoy. A color guard of local Essex veterans leads the march followed by the antique cars of the Essex Auto Club (editor’s note – That was my underline again!). A carriage, drawn by horses from Allegra Farms, carries our grand marshal along our parade route. Local officials and politicians compete for space amongst the fife and drums, Irish step dancers, tractors and floats. Music is provided by the Sailing Masters of 1812…”… And there you have it! Hope I can make it over there to experience it for myself this year! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/26/2019)

MARCH 29, 2020, Sunday, Pompton Lakes (NEW JERSEY) – “…’The 22nd Annual Metro Petro Vintage Advertising Collectors Show’… 8am to 1pm, at Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge #1895, 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442… Rain or shine, featuring petroliana, automobilia, and all types of antique advertising items. Info: Ed Natale, Metro Petro, phone 201-493-7172 or metropetro222@gmail.com …”… werbmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OldGas.com web site, on their “Primarily Petroliana Events” page, www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MARCH 29, 2020, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUSETTS) – “26th Annual Winter Blahs Swap Meet,” 7:30am to 11:30am, at Elks Lodge, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard, MA 01754… Sponsored by the Minuteman Model A Ford Club… Cost $3… “…Swap Meet: Antique auto parts, automobilia, literature, and more. Something for all. 40 vendors inside and outside. Level parking, coffee/donuts, raffle at 10:30am… 10x10 vendor space $20…”… For more info - https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=56890 and/or call Craig Martin 508-561-3977… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

APRIL 2, 2020, Thursday, Southington – “Ralph’s Rapid Transit 2020 Kickoff Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Family Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489, presented by Ralph’s Rapid Transit (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/) and Mopars in Motion… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2515770395335292/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2020 for our Fifth Season!... Starting April 2th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October, ending the season with a Friday Night Trunk Or Treat Cruise Night!... 5-9pm!... Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN!... Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!... Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm!... Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year!... Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Visit RalphsRapidTransit.com for more cruise night info!... Or Call Ralph at 860-416-1228…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2019)

APRIL 3, 2020, Friday, Middletown – “Freedom Forever Auto Club Presents: ‘April Crystal Lake Meet’,” 6:20pm to 8:45pm, at 244 Livingston Road, Middletown, CT 06457… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/988598638177170/): “…Our monthly auto meet at Crystal Lake. Everyone and all vehicles are welcome. All we ask is for people to be respectful to each other, the vehicles and the property. Burn outs, really loud music, excessive revving and being obnoxious is not tolerated. This spot works pretty well and we want to continue having our meets here, it's so beautiful and peaceful away from main roads, surrounded by nature. Meet ends at sunset since it is a state park…”… Event is hosted by Freedom Forever Auto Club (https://www.facebook.com/FreedomForeverAutoClub/)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2020)

APRIL 4 & 5, 2020, Saturday & Sunday, Naugatuck – “Connecticut Cruise News Presents: ‘4th Annual Cabin Fever 2020 Custom Car & Motorcycle Show’ Spring Kick-Off! – Indoor Show Spectacular!”… Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm…  Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/581395275987659/): “…Don & Patty Clady Presents Connecticut Cruise News "All New" Connecticut Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, 2 Day indoor event with over 80,000 sq ft of show space… Saturday April 4th & Sunday April 5th. At the Naugatuck Entertainment Facility 6 Rubber Ave Naugatuck, Ct… If you are interested in displaying a vehicle or limited club space, e-mail: dccj14@aol.com Please email photo of vehicle for our review… Vehicles Selected Represent some of the Best of the Best from the Connecticut Cruise News Car Show Tour of Connecticut, New York and Regional Car Shows. Show will Include Custom, Classic Cars, Trucks, Jeeps, Motorcycles and many others, also Vendor and Dealer Displays, Club Displays, Special Feature Vehicles, Celebrity Appearances to be Announced, DJ Music, Special Awards and Goodie Bags Show Show Vehicles entered in the Show and much more… Sponsored In Part by Connecticut Cruise News, Ferrari Appliances, Advanced Auto, Haymond Law, Docs Motorcycle, Brookfield Indian Motorcycle, Gear Head Mafia Car Club and others to be announced… KICK off your 2020 Season with Connecticut Cruise News and friends. Special Displays by Car Clubs… Specialty Car Events, Promotional Companies and many more… Plenty of FREE Spectator Parking. General Admission: $12.00; Children 8 – 13: $5.00; Children Under 8 FREE... Show Times: Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm… Location: Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT… For Vendor, sponsorship or to become a part of the 4th Annual Cabin Fever Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, please e-mail dccj14@aol.com … Don't Be Shut Out Vendor Space is filling up fast be sure to book your space ASAP…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/30/2019)

APRIL 5, 2020, Sunday, Stafford Springs – “…’Ty-Rods Spring All Automotive Swap Meet’… rain or shine, Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT…”… More info – https://staffordmotorspeedway.com/2020-stafford-speedway-event-schedule/ or call Ty-Rods Auto Club at 860-649-3697 or https://www.ty-rods.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

APRIL 18, 2020, Saturday, Berlin – “…’Automobilia Auctions’… Our next auction will be April 18, 2020; consignments are now being considered for this sale—contact us if you have items to consign: racing items, signs, photos, artwork, mascots, posters, toys, badges, other quality automobilia is of interest and sales brochures… Contact Jerry Lettieri for info at glettieri@cox.net or 860-655-8682… Directions: Nest Egg Auction Gallery, 758 4 Rod Road, Berlin, CT 06037, http://nesteggauctions.com…”… More info – www.automobiliaauctions.com or Gerald Lettieri, 132 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

APRIL 19, 2020, Sunday, New Canaan – “Caffeine & Carburetors,” downtown New Canaan, CT 06877… Other upcoming 2020 dates: May 17th (Sunday) in town; September 13th (Sunday) in town; October 18th (Sunday), Waveny Park, New Canaan… Infohttps://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

APRIL 19, 2020, Sunday, East Hartford – “UConn Car Club’s ‘Spring Car Show ‘20’,” 9am-4pm, Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/571335220319190/ … *1/21/2019 UPDATE – An Accompanying SWAP MEET has been added! Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/591969801535367/): “…Sunday, April 19th, 2020, The UConn Car Club Presents The “The First Annual Spring Swap Meet ’20 – in Conjunction with the UC3 Spring Car Show,” Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT 06118. 8am to 4pm… ‘…We are pleased to announce that we are adding a swap meet to our annual spring show! Come buy/sell new & used auto parts at the largest car show in New England. Our swap meet is an addition to our 2000+ car show. Admission is $5 per person. Admission allows entrance to both the car show and swap meet. Vendors: The cost to sell is $20 per 10' X 10'. No preregistration, must pay in cash at gate. The swap meet will be open from 8am-3pm. Vendors must stay until 12pm or later. Vendors please only bring automotive related merchandise…’…”… More info - https://www.facebook.com/UC3CarClub/ …(this event was added to this calendar as of 12/30/2019; the new accompanying Swap Meet notice was incorporated into this listing as of 1/21/2019)

APRIL 25, 2020, Saturday, West Haven – “Imports and Domestics Spring Car Show,” 9:30am to 3:30pm, at University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2638298153157231/): “…The Imports & Domestics Club will be hosting the University of New Haven's Second Annual Car Show… **For those traveling to the event, use "University of New Haven Athletics" when routing with Google Maps!**… Spectators and show cars can begin arriving at 9:30 AM!... Categories for Awards will be announced soon!... Come join us for an exciting day filled with food, music, and awesome show cars!!... Prices are as follows: Show cars : $10.00; Spectators : $1.00… If you have any inquiries or suggestions, please message an officer from the club or email the club account--Email: importdomestic@newhaven.edu …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2020)

APRIL 26, 2020, Sunday, New Britain – “C3’s Spring Charity Car Show,” 10am to 2pm, at Central Car Club, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/948139165543384/): “…There is no better way to beat the winter blues than breaking your car/truck/bike out for the 2020 show season! Central Car Club presents its spring 2020 car show! Admission for show cars is $15 per car and as always, spectating is free…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2019)

APRIL 26, 2020, Sunday, Bristol – “Connecticut Street Rod Association’s 51st Anniversary Spring Swap Meet,” April 26th, 2020, 6:00am to 3:00pm, rain or shine, held at Lake Compounce Theme Park (theme park closed), no admission with pets… Hotel info: Go to (webmaster’s note – I think that means to “google” the following phrase) Hotels, Bristol, CT… For more information: go to WWW.CSRA.ORG or call 203-697-9113, leave message… Saturday setup 10-4pm, no sleep over… Vendor spaces $40 (vendor spaces are 15’x20’); vehicles over length or width need additional spots… Cars for sale $30; trucks & trailers with car $60; spectators $10 each (kids under 12 free)… All prices are subject to change without notice… Directions: Take I-84 to Exit 31; north on 229, follow signs, or use GPS 271 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT 06010…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from a two-page flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the CSRA folks—and that we re-posted on the SAAC’s Facebook page (to make sure we knew where to find them for putting this listing together). Here are the direct links to the flyer images: FLYER SIDE A = https://scontent.fewr1-6.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75388272_2558192027604297_7032179180993249280_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeGkA6YN9TlXW1Dl2zQnfQZRgjh6c0rSG1XZyM1nuCrdsfafqVk1qGcAakrWqGTFgG9vHcLhM2Tt1cGv4sAH0uOil8P6rJrEo8Qn9flchOTaEg&_nc_ohc=rxdc9OUn-G4AQlYEf1AkVL1c-7BW42cAMJW7wz4_viPreI0vRKz4iq8CQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fewr1-6.fna&oh=fde6157cc1c93bed3dcaba76c18b7cba&oe=5E41C6F8 … FLYER SIDE B = https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75000442_2558192010937632_498881385101000704_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_eui2=AeGs-lmkqea7zA759EGFd5z1AQBqi73qm3Z4A1vfFmoXTbMJ60qEd3JEMWP1h_Kx66cBIcQgdHXAJ26JlzRmueWcig3UC8kksvTxALCgF3jsLA&_nc_ohc=Hq-ekgwCeEEAQmEJcZVRvGA2-1QkL1jzpIU3zFsLBPhEqIEucsNpKvHQQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-2.fna&oh=e22d2d3475dcb3013a37039bda33c953&oe=5E4C4888 … Additional info - And finally, make sure to visit the CSRA’sFacebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/csra.page/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2019)

MAY 1-3, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – “…Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association Presents ’Rhinebeck 2020’… Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 U.S. Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572…”… More info – https://rhinebeckcarshow.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 2, 2020, Saturday, Middletown – Xavier High School Eric J. Kalber Classic Car Show, May 2, 2020, Middletown… webmaster’s note - I had sent, back a few months back, a copy of the SAAC newsletter issue in which the 2019 EJK Car Show at Xavier in Middletown (Saturday, 5/4/2019) was featured on the cover (the 5/22/2019 issue), to the Xavier High School Classic Car Club (https://www.xavierhighschool.org/student-life/clubs-activities/classic-car-club), and a short time later received a very nice note back from Elizabeth (Liz) Whitty (Mercy ’75) who is the Director of Advancement at Xavier High School (ewhitty@xavierhighschool.org). Quoting from Liz’s note dated June 3, 2019: “…Steve, Thank you for the newsletter with our car show featured. What great photos. Thank you so much… Next year the Xavier High School Eric J. Kalber Classic Car Show is slated for Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10am to 2pm… Please add us to your calendar!... Many thanks to you, --Liz...”… Fantastic, Liz! We look forward to it! Thanks so much for the follow up!... *1/16/2020 IMPORTANT UPDATES - Thanks Bob Kalber (https://www.facebook.com/bob.kalber) for posting the flyer for this year's upcoming EJK Car Show at Xavier High School in Middletown--an important fundraiser to support the Eric J. Kalber Memorial Scholarship at Xavier. Eric was a Xavier grad who tragically lost his life several years back and this show has been a major "must attend" for me, as I am also a Xavier grad (class of '77), and very much appreciate the significance of the cause, and the message of the meaning of Eric's life that his family has strived to spread the word about in the years that this show has been in existence (I think this is something like the 12th or 13th annual EJK show or so). The Xavier High School Classic Car Club (https://www.xavierhighschool.org/student-life/clubs-activities/classic-car-club) has also been a major force in recent years toward making this great car show happen, and we tip our hat sincerely to them as well. Mark this one down on your calendars please, folks!... FLYER - Here’s the DIRECT LINK the copy of the 2020 EJK CAR SHOW FLYER that we posted on the SAAC’s Facebook page: https://scontent.fewr1-6.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83215712_2695940840496081_390503030757261312_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=aAbrKQT_NVcAX_db7zs&_nc_ht=scontent.fewr1-6.fna&oh=1406f3bf30a2de8eec8d67612e7e00cc&oe=5EA0DD45 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/21/2019; flyer link added to this listing as of 1/16/2020)

MAY 5, 2020, Tuesday, Chesterfield – “First Tuesday Nature’s Art Yester Year Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html): “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 5:00 pm-8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking. May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, 2020…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

MAY 6, 2020, Wednesday, Guilford – Memorial Cruise For Lucille Sharp, May 6, 2020, from 5pm to 8pm, at Panera Bread, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… webmaster’s note - We received a nice note back in August from our long-time local old car friend Cathy Stewart, who has been working on a Memorial Cruise event  for her dear departed friend & hard-working old car hobby organizer with the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club, Lucille Sharp of Guilford, who passed away recently, in March of this year (read Lucille’s obituary at: https://www.guilfordfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Lucille-A-Sharp?obId=4262221 … “…CT Recycled Teenage Cruisers brought her much joy. She also enjoyed planning the car cruises held at Marty’s restaurant in Westbrook and the Labor Day Cruise held at the Elks Club in Westbrook…”). Cathy requested that we help get this notice publicized within the local Shoreline-area antique auto hobby scene, so I would like to quote directly from Cathy’s note of 8/24/2019: “…We, The Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers of which Lucille was President, were planning a Memorial Cruise for her. The date was to be October 2 with a rain date of October 9 at Panera Bread here in Guilford. Because of unforeseen circumstances, it is being rescheduled to May 6, 2020 with a rain date of May 13, 2020, at Panera Bread, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford. The Cruise will be held 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Rockin’ Richard will be our DJ. Food and indoor restrooms available. Trophies, a 50/50 Raffle, goodie bag items, too!  Any questions can be directed to me at 203-453-9453. Thanks very much for your help… Cathy…”…Thanks very much, Cathy! Though I did not know Lucille Sharp, I was very well aware of the huge role she played for many years in organizing our local Shoreline-area old car hobby scene! I definitely attended many of the great old “Marty’s of Westbrook” cruises thru the years, often taking my kids with me, when they were little—always good times! What a wonderful thing that Cathy Stewart and her fellow Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club members are doing to help remember Lucille!... Thanks again Cathy for the heads up!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/21/2019)

MAY 17, 2020, Sunday, Stamford - "5th Annual JM Wright Technical High School Fundraiser Car & Motorcycle Show," Scalzi Park, 120 Bridge Street, Stamford, CT. Gates open 8:00am... $15 pre-registration cars/motorcycles; $20 at the door registration cars/motorcycles; $5 per person general public, children 13 & under free... Music, food, swap meet, and more... Info - Call 203-973-7456 or info@wrightechpfo.org ... Lots more info - See the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jmwrightcarshow/  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2020)

MAY 17, 2020, Sunday, Somers - "5th Annual Supreme Auto Charity Car Show - Benefiting America's Vet Dogs," Pleasant View Cafe, 452 South Road (Rt. 83), Somers, CT, starting at 10am... Rain date = May 31, 2020... Show cars $15 donation; spectators $5 donation... Registration ends @ 12:00; judging ends @ 12:30; Raffles & awards @ 2:00... Hot rods, classics, customs, muscle cars, motorcycles, trucks, & more--all are welcome!... DJ, raffles, 50/50, food trucks, vendors, custom made trophies, goodie bags & dash plaques for the first 200 show cars... Info - Kristie Pettit supremeautoct@gmail.com or 860-882-9041... Lots more info - See the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2478865765687926/ More info about America's Vet Dogs - https://www.vetdogs.org/ .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2020)

MAY 17, 2020, Sunday, New Canaan – “Caffeine & Carburetors,” downtown New Canaan, CT 06877… Other upcoming 2020 dates: September 13th (Sunday) in town; October 18th (Sunday), Waveny Park, New Canaan… Info: https://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

MAY 21, 2020, Thursday, Marlborough – The Farm at Carter Hill Cruise Night – Presented by The Others Car Club, Thursday, May 21st, 5pm to 8pm, at The Farm At Carter Hill, 86 East Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/584773172254702/): “…3rd Thursday Cruise Night Presented by the OTHERS! CC. Join us for all the Sights and Sounds. Live Band, Prizes, Food and Drink. Join us at the Hogs Breath Tavern for Food and Drinks. Ice Cream,, Shakes, Malts at Hazy Maes Ice Cream Shack. Visit our 12 Tap Beer Garden. Plenty of paved and grass parking. $2.00 Per Person Donation for Animal and farm upkeep. It’s the place to Be! All Pre 1988 invited…”… For more info - Carter Hill Cruise Night Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Carter-Hill-Cruise-Night-100615568154754/ … The Farm at Carter Hill Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2019)

MAY 23, 2020, Saturday, Middletown – “Taco Bell Take Over 2020,” 7pm to 10pm, at 851 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/422056208470780/): “…Come on out for our season opener!!Always a good time and turn out. Come on out and enjoy the evening with your team…”… Event is hosted by Knights Of Valhalla Auto Club (https://www.facebook.com/knightsofvalhalla/)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2020)

MAY 23, 2020, Saturday, Berlin – The 7th Annual Autorama Car Show – Hosted by the Connecticut Street Legends Car Club and the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department. 9am to 2pm, at Sage Park Athletics, 1499 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037. Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/506913316622036/): “…Classic Car Show - Customs, Hot Rods, Antiques, New and Old Muscle welcome. NO CUTOFF YEAR! Dash plaques and trophies. Food available onsite. $10.00 Show car fee. Spectators free. Rain Date May 24….”… More info - https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2019)

MAY 24, 2020, Sunday, Lakeville – “…’Lime Rock Sunday Royals Car Show’ Presented by Hagerty… The show takes place on the Sam Posey Straight, 10am to 3pm, and the awards ceremony will be at 2pm… This event is part of the weekend-long “Memorial Day Weekend” activities (https://limerock.com/memorial-day-weekend), taking place at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039…”… More info – https://limerock.com/sunday-royals-car-show … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 25, 2020, Monday, Meriden - "Hubbard Park Car Meet // Season Opener - Hosted by 86CT // Car Meets, Cars & Coffee," Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT, starting at 11am... Info - Please see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/501072160528278/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2020)

MAY 29-31, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – “…’Greenwich Concours d’Elegance’… Benefiting Americares and The Hometown Foundation… Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830…”… More info – https://www.greenwichconcours.com or by mail: Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, P.O. Box 838, Greenwich, CT 06836, telephone 203-618-0460 or e-mail info@greenwichconcours.com… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 31, 2020, Sunday, Berlin – “29th Annual Benefit – ‘Summer Knights Summer Nationals’ Car Show,” 9am to 3pm, Sunday, May 31, 2020 (rain date = Sunday, June 14, 2020), at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT (follow signs)… Special Guests (schedules permitting): Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars, AJ from the Chaz & AJ morning show on 99.1 PLR, and other special guests—check the website for updates!... Show Cars All Years Welcome… Participants $10 per car, includes 2 adults, kids free!... Dash plaques… For more info: 860-670-8532, www.summerknights.net … Spectators still $5 each, “Military No Charge”… The Show Everyone Wants To Attend!.. Special Motorcycle Parking… New England Antique Racers… Top 30 Trophies… Hot Rods, Customs, Classic… Proceeds to Benefit Local Charities…. Summer Knights, Inc. is a registered 501-c-3 non-profit…”… webmaster’s note - All of the above info came from a two-page flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the Summer Knights folks (represented by John Jarush, President). Here are the direct links to the flyer images: FLYER SIDE A =  https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75642436_2736705243080007_8374064330202677248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=z8p0GDfbI7QAQl05hyxfuFzMim3T5e5t_xCYFBN6-DfdEzvtbBQbVJR8g&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=42b7df907344de6062a37fd0d0858689&oe=5E3E6E6B … FLYER SIDE B = https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72474081_2736705606413304_8073171282360795136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=OLmQZXt8UxQAQkSbrFIa_NHSDcFmALydJn-69qox6yzcSI505ZzMaQkaw&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=a787fa393226a98048f35753a558ede6&oe=5E8144E0 … Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event in the past, both as a participant, and a spectator, and have always had a great time! The Summer Knights do a fantastic job with this event, and it is highly recommended!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2019)

JUNE 10, 2020, Wednesday, Middletown – Middletown’s 23rd Annual Cruise Night on Main Street – Hosted by The Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club. Starts at 4:30pm, on Main Street, Middletown., CT 06457. Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/789818728172854/): “…Middletown’s 23rd Annual Cruise Night on Main powered by NAPA. 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $10 entry fee for show cars. Cutoff year 1991. Rain date: June 17th, 2020... www.cruisenightonmain.com …”… More info - https://www.middlesexchamber.com/car-cruise/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2019)

JUNE 10-13, 2020, Wednesday-Saturday, Thompson – “Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival,” Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Info: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events and/or https://www.facebook.com/ThompsonSpeedway/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/22/2020)

JUNE 24-27, 2020, Wednesday-Saturday, Uncasville – “…’Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2020’… at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382…”… More info – https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Home/Northeast-2020/7f2d726c-ac69-4bc1-a5bf-fe8b9e629679 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

JUNE 28, 2020, Sunday, Shelton – The 11th Annual Ross Jenacaro Antique and Classic Car Show to Benefit the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp... Quoting from the 1/21/2020 Facebook post by our friend Joe Perna from the Round Town Cruisers car club (https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers): “…Mark your calendars!... The 11th Annual Ross Jenacaro Antique and Classic Car Show to benefit the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp will be help on Sunday June 28, 2020 at 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton CT… RTC will be posting more information in the coming weeks so stay tuned!...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2019)

JULY 4, 2020, Saturday, Gales Ferry – “July 4th Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/6080250.html): “…July 4, 2020, Saturday, Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise, Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 and Route 214, 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339… 10:00 AM… Open to 300 cars, all Cars, no cut off date, classic cars, pre and post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, special interest vehicles welcome… Covered pavilion, vendors, free admission, live music, DJ… More trophies, big raffle prizes, door prize, rain date July 18… Park on the grass, food concessions…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… Also event web site: https://www.ledyardrotary.org …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

JULY 22, 2020, Wednesday, Southbury – Car Show and Shine at River Glen at River Glen Health Care Center… Quoting from the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Southbury, CT… Car Show and Shine at River Glen at River Glen Health Care Center, 162 South Britain Rd., Southbury, CT… 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM… Show Cars $10.00… DJ, Trophies, Giveaways…”...FLYER – And here’s the flyer link, also as provided by the CT Seaport folks: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2020/riverglen.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2019)

JULY 25, 2020, Saturday, Madison – “Ted Aub Memorial Car Show,” 10am to 3pm, at the Madison Town Green, Madison, CT... Rain date = August 1st… Show cars $10 entry. Goodie bags (first 150). Trophies & raffle. Music & food. Free spectator admission. Proceeds benefit Veteran events and organizations… contact Bill Raccio for sponsorships & more info: wraccio@outlook.com … FLYER – We received a copy of the Official Flyer from Show Chairman Bill Raccio in early January, 2020, and uploaded it to the SAAC’s Facebook page; here is the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81727511_2680660168690815_8947997790605148160_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=rc5C0q3LXywAQlkomam2eK-f2pMv4aaIosfRKv_3-sq-VVL9gPAdKiXWw&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=0d7870c731c4039152c9e688654ea43a&oe=5EB0C40B  … Additional thoughts - Thanks Bill for keeping us on the mailing list and we hope to be able to make it to this year’s show, honoring the memory of a great man who gave so much to his fellow man… *1/14/2019 UPDATE/REVISED FLYER RELEASED – Thanks to our friend Show Chairman Bill, we have this new revised flyer to share, which reflects the very significant contribution to making this show happen, courtesy of the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club of CT! Way to go BSG-ers!... REVISED FLYER LINK - Here is the direct link to the flyer, that we uploaded as quickly as we could to the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81672300_2689169354506563_5819296716003737600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=TePUuyu8nOQAX-tYaxC&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=35bee7185d9aff5f65d3ff391dea93f9&oe=5E98ED15 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2020; revised flyer link added to this listing as of 1/14/2019)

AUGUST 21-23, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Farmington – “…Save The Date - The Dream Ride Experience – 20th Anniversary, at The Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT…”… webmaster’s note – The above info is from the flyer posted on the CT Cruise News main page: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/ (direct flyer link = https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e067.php) … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2019)

SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2020, Friday-Monday, Lakeville – “Lime Rock Historic Festival 38,” Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. Info: https://limerock.com/labor-day-historics and/or https://www.facebook.com/limerockpark/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/22/2020)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020, Sunday, New Canaan – “Caffeine & Carburetors,” downtown New Canaan, CT 06877… Other upcoming 2020 dates: October 18th (Sunday), Waveny Park, New Canaan… Info: https://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020, Saturday, Deep River – “Deep River Family Day – Featuring ‘Orphan Cars & Classic Cars & Trucks’ Car Show,” 10am to 2pm, at Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417… Sponsored by the Deep River Merchants Association and the Deep River Historical Society… No entry fee, no spectator fee, no pre-registration, people’s choice, 50/50 raffle, Orphan Car Parade… For more info: https://www.oldride.com/events/6790186.html or Cameron Taylor 860-526-4970 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

OCTOBER 7-10, 2020, Wednesday-Saturday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) – “AACA Eastern Fall National Meet,” Hershey, PA. Info: http://www.aaca.org/Meets/aaca_calendar.html … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

OCTOBER 18, 2020, Sunday, New Canaan – “Caffeine & Carburetors,” Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT 06877… Info: https://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2020)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *11/12/2019 UPDATE - back to FUCHSIA for the new 2020 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2019 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2019 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2018 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2020 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2018 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/28/2019), Hebron (confirmed for 2019) - The Gear Head Mafia Car Club of Connecticut's Ted's IGA of Hebron 2019 Cruise Nights... (starts) Sunday, April 28th at 4pm, benefit for Austin Villar... Other dates: Sunday, May 26th at 4pm... Sunday, July 28th at 6pm... Sunday, August 25th at 6pm... Sunday, September 29th at 6pm... Sunday, October 27th at 3pm, 'Cruisin' for Boobies & Halloween Bash'... Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248... For more info - http://www.gearheadmafia.org/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - where the FLYER from which all of the above info came is at: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52387439_2034002593303230_992544062814814208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=f700883230c6b6ceb90ffe6e40f897dc&oe=5D190008 …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (second Sunday of the month, June thru September; starts 6/9/2019), Killingworth (confirmed for 2019) - “Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ Car & Truck Cruise of 2019”… Quoting from the Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Our 1st Car & Truck Cruise of 2019 will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 3-5 pm at Parmelee Farm, followed by a Free Concert at the Pavilion from 5-7 pm. Hopefully if you attended last year, you'll return for this seasons Car & Truck cruise and Free Concerts on the 2nd Sunday of each month June-Sept. If you haven't joined us yet, mark your calendar and plan on it for this year and bring some friends!!! Always a fun time to get together!...”... Location – Parmelee Farm is located at 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT… More info – Here is the Facebook event page for the June 9th date: https://www.facebook.com/events/2281881898717400/ … Even more info - Here is the official Parmelee Farm web site: http://parmeleefarm.org/ and their info/directions page is at: http://parmeleefarm.org/contact/  … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 6/23/2019), New London (confirmed for 2019) - "The Texas Roadhouse of New London’s 4th Annual Car Shows!"... Quoting from the flyer we saw recently posted on Facebook by our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) : “…Texas Roadhouse Car Show… Texas Roadhouse in New London will be hosting our 4th Annual Car Shows. Join us on the following Sundays: June 23rdJuly 21stAugust 18thSeptember 29thOctober 20th (‘Trick or Trunk’)… No cut off—Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the night will receive a $30 dinner for 2 voucher… Any questions please call Ali Cat, cell 860-941-0954… Sundays, 4pm… Texas Roadhouse, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… 860-437-1510…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer provided by the SCMC-ers, where we got all of the above info: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65055484_2450084698347295_368392964319215616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQmHQFWYhC6djlndKFLdRrYFQuZnB-1iiL3FqcwHiKDjSa_karxt9M5sFnlPRRAhwHg&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=a10ba7df45dfba35966dd7416a2afb8c&oe=5DC4B3E4   ... Additional thoughts - We have attended the Texas Roadhouse Roundup car show at the New London Shopping Center in the past, and it's a wonderful event, in a great location, with tons of great cars and friendly folks--we definitely look forward to getting back out there this season! Thanks to the great folks at Texas Roadhouse New London! Please make sure you visit their Facebook page and give 'em a "Like!" - https://www.facebook.com/txrhNewLondonCT/ ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/23/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 12 to 4pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Little Will’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Tuesdays, 5 to 9pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Dino’s Seafood of North Haven Summer Car Show,” at Dino’s Seafood, 540 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, 4pm-onward… Low Rider Oldies, Vinyl Sets, Guest DJs… Open to all cars—free admission, outdoor seating…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed May 20th and June 10th)  are listed on the Official Flyer, that we just found posted on Facebook a couple of days ago: Sunday, June 24th… Sunday, July 8th… Sunday, July 22nd… Sunday, August 12th… Sunday, August 26th… Sunday, September 9th… Additional info – Here’s the URL of the flyer that was posted on The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), by Kevin Lennon, Sr., on June 10th, 2018: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34985048_10211866019866438_4250288065479704576_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeF-ZKhQvsbEw_Tl4G8b-mQabsV_iOOW_5FW6PawgBr1glO0Y8_CGA_2X1_I3esC949UaZFIOR10m9PTyp0cEpanBYP2cpbxQOLLz8qFw6LIdw&oh=34affc94663e400482af8b34654471a2&oe=5BB48E6E … (and we may try to upload a copy of that flyer to our server as well, if we can manage it)… FLYER Link - In case you are not Facebook-compatible, we also uploaded a copy of the Official Flyer  to our own server, where you can view it now at this link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DinosSeafoodNorthHavenSundayCruiseNites.jpg ...  Even more additional info – Here’s the official Facebook page for Dino’s Seafood of North Haven (please check out their page, and give them a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/dinosseafood/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/12/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (starts 5/6/2019), North Haven (confirmed for 2019) - “…The Doo Wop Cruisers North Haven Shopping Plaza Monday Cruise Night…”… Quoting from the 2/14/2019 post on The Doo Wop Cruisers car club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Guess what time it is?  That’s right, Cruise Night will start again on May 6th, at North Haven Shopping Plaza on Washington Street, North Haven! See ya al there! Yeahhhhh!!...”… webmaster’s note – Sounds great to us! We have been to this event many times, both as a spectator, and as a participant! The people are friendly, and the cars are great! Can’t wait to get back to North Haven again for more cruisin’ fun in 2019!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (see the listing for actual dates), New London (confirmed for 2019) - Ocean Beach Park of New London’s “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”… Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320… Quoting from the event description provided on the OBP web site “Park Events” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): “…Cruise Night - Monday Evenings… “…Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night” show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning classic music. Parking and admission is free.  There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well…”… webmaster’s note - Speaking for myself, I’ve been to the OBP summertime cruise nights several times over the years, and it’s always a wonderful laid-back beach vibe, with great cars, and friendly people. It is absolutely one of my favorite summertime car-things-to-do! The reason we are getting this onto our calendar in a timely manner is also thanks to a very nice e-mail heads-up that we just received; quoting from the e-mail from our Southeastern CT old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), with the subject line “Ocean Beach Cruise Night Schedule,” that was dated 4/9/2019: “…Hi Steve, Ocean Beach just published their official schedule - cruise nights start Monday, May 20th and run every Monday through September 9th. In case folks aren't familiar, it's free for everyone to get in after 5 PM but if you just tell them at the booth you're participating in the cruise night, they will let you in for free any time after 4 PM… Thought you would want to know for the calendar. Schedule is attached… Best... Clem…”… Fantastic, thanks so much, Clem! Clem provided a copy of the entire season’s-worth of OBP events, and I believe I was able to locate all of the 2019 Dates for the OBP Monday Cruise Nights—they are as follows: May 20th … May 27th … June 3rd … June 10th … June 17th … June 24th… July 1st … July 8th … July 15th … July 22nd … July 29th … August 5th … August 12th … August 19th … August 26th … September 2nd … September 9th … And there you have it! This schedule is also viewable online at the OBP 2019 Summer Entertainment Schedule page, located online at: http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ - and as always, be aware it is noted that the schedule is subject to change, and advice to watch the OBP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/) for updates and cancellations... More info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Ocean Beach Park Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ … And please also do the same for 98.7 WNLC at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/987WNLC/ - and also check their main web site out at: https://www.wnlc.com/… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (starts 5/20/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “Crystal Bees Southington 2019 Monday Night Car Cruise,” 4:30-8:00pm, Monday, May 20th, 2019, at Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT 06489… Quoting from the Hemmings event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55140) for this season opening event: “…STARTING MAY 20TH , 2019 MONDAY NIGHT CAR CRUISE AT CRYSTAL BEES 240 SPRING ST, SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489. 4:30 -8PM 50/50... trophies. .. door prizes... and every Monday night a 25.00 gas card to one lucky driver. . Our cruise night runs until Sept 2, 2019. For more information you can contact 860-614-3068... JoAnn… Cost: no charge… To Register: or call JoAnn York at 860-614-3068 (there is also an e-mail link provided in the Hemmings event listing: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55140)…”... Sounds cool! Not sure how long thru the season this event lasts, but you can obviously contact the organizers for more info…. Additional resources – Crystal Bees’ official web site: https://www.crystalbees.com/ and also Crystal Bees’ Facebook page (make sure you visit and give ‘em a “Like “ while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/27/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (third of each month, May thru September; starts 5/20/2019), Willimantic (confirmed for 2019) - “Willimantic Elks 'Oldies But Goodies Classic Car Cruise Nights',” Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August, and September, at Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT 06226... "...Our third year!... Open to all Classic Cars!... Awards!... Free to participants and spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: 'The P'OM'... Refreshments and food available... No animals allowed except registered service dogs... Questions? Contact Lenny Incandella 860-428-7733..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Sharon Gorgone Incandella (https://www.facebook.com/sharon.incandella) for posting the flyer for this event to the "Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts - Connecticut" Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from... FLYER - And here's the direct link to the flyer that Sharon posted: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59986142_10215086407381610_6262273922016739328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=cb45fc0d63d4e7a6b31ebd8a59f43cf0&oe=5D5606F9 ... Even more info - Assuming we are reading our 2019 calendar correctly, here are the actual dates that correspond to the "Third Monday of Each Month": May 20th ... June 17th ... July 15th ... August 19th ... and September 16th ... And there you have it!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 4/30/2018), Bolton (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/5/2020), Chesterfield (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “First Tuesday Nature’s Art Yester Year Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html): “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 5:00 pm-8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking. May 5June 2July 7August 4, September 1, 2020…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/7/2019), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2019) - First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… The following info comes from the OldRide.com page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html: “…First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… May 7, 2019 – September 3, 2019… Chesterfield, CT… ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT, 5:00 pm- -8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, ice cream, trophies, live DJ and fantastic raffle prizes, antique museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... (List of dates): May 7… June 4… July 2… August 6… September 3, 2019… Coordinator details: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…’…”… Additional info - Yesteryear of Oakdale Car Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912/ … Lawrence (Larry) Erhart - https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart … Nature's Art/The Dinosaur Place - https://www.facebook.com/thedinosaurplace/ and/or - http://naturesartvillage.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; May 14th thru October 1st), Cheshire (confirmed for 2019) - “…Wayback Burger of Cheshire Tuesday Cruise Nights for 2019…”… Tuesday Cruise, (starts) May 14th, 2019… Wayback Burger, every Tuesday, 5pm-8pm, May 14th thru October 1st, 2019… 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Call: Norm LeClair at 203-228-3465…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55075 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/7/2019; every other Tuesday, see listing for actual dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “…’Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Presents Summer Cruisin’ at Pep Boys,’ every other Tuesday starting May 7th, 2019, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… List of dates, weather permitting (Note: no rain dates; see their Facebook page for cancellations): May 7th … May 21st … June 4th … June 18th … July 9th … July 23rd … August 6th … August 20th … September 10th … September 24th … October 1st … October 15th … Please no booze or burnouts…”… webmaster's note – We were pleased to relate the above excerpted details from the Official Flyer that our friends the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut posted on the Facebook system—make sure to see the flyer for more event details—here is the direct flyer link: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57258242_2628083123933188_7407218031677407232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=c8f9f2289fd695cff2d8f3253727b01b&oe=5D774B5A … And for additional info & updates – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Over the Hill Gang Connecticut’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; see listing for actual dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Home Depot Cruise Night at The Montville Commons, 2019 - Hosted by the Dream Machines Classics Car Club of  Eastern Connecticut…”… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit, to Route 32 South, 1/4 mile on the right... 5:30pm to 8:00pm... On the following dates: May 14th ... June 11th ... July 9th ...  August 13th ... September 10th ... NSRA Safety Inspections by Kevin Shafer NSRA Safety Inspector... Food & soda available... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... "...DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry... Please no burnouts  ... www.dreammachineclassics.org ... Music by the PO'M..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_dmc_cruise_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/21/2019), Haddam (confirmed for 2019) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2019 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…”… Quoting from the notice that we saw today (5/21/2019) posted on the Facebook system by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…The wait is over. Misfit Cruise Night is back TONIGHT 5-8pm! Hope to see you there!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online within the past couple of years, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store (https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/) and River Valley Provisions (https://www.facebook.com/RVPGrocery/), AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for the 2019 season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (selected dates; see listing; starts 6/11/2019), Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft – Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club…”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that our local old car friend Rob Lorenzo (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005302698530) posted on the Facebook system just a couple of days ago: “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft!... Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club… WHERE: The Pine Loft Restaurant, 1474 Berlin Tpke., Berlin, CT 06037… TIME: Select Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm… DATESJune 11th … June 25th … July 16th … July 30th … August 27th … September 10th … September 24th … *no rain dates* … 50/50 raffle, trophies, oldies music… Be sure to visit our web site: http://www.ctroadlancers.webs.com/ … Any questions feel free to e-mail us: ctroadlancers@gmail.com … “… FLYER – The flyer that Rob posted had all of the above info, plus a detailed list of sponsors, that are worth checking out—you can view the Official Flyer that Rob posted on the Facebook system at the following link: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62483695_1103723749814371_2741775094471720960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeF4vl-KYJXK8n5WxiI2xXA0exAK1MtnFFlF4T0jG68IFZmhEOnnK6qUk3XpwO0Vm78-L0X80lm79zJtNCB2kYOyJLOo0BTekJ8EHe8DA7vRCA&_nc_oc=AQn_QPcTv3cAB_O8J0dBNKPJRgQLPQKkqA-mi9V8UwOv0OtichgRUkgsm85rHsCxfw4&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=e4d52a0443325789bdf4e32db0f20fdd&oe=5D7B22EC … Rob’s Accompanying Comments - And here’s what Rob wrote to accompany the flyer post: “…Connecticut Road Lancers, one of the oldest car clubs in the state (1965) will start having Cruise Nights on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. First cruise night is tomorrow at the Pine Loft on Berlin Turnpike… Cool guys and great club!! Come show off your ride!!!…”… Sounds good, Rob, thanks—and thanks CT Road Lancers for making it happen!... Even more info– Here’s The Pine Loft Restaurant’s official web site: https://www.pineloft.com/- and the “Directions” page from their web site: https://www.pineloft.com/directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/11/2019)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/1/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Shelton (confirmed for 2018) - “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Little Will’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 5 to 9pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Sundays, 12 to 4pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (monthly; starts 4/24/2019; see listing for other dates), Colchester (confirmed for 2019) – “The Good Times Motoring Club Monthly Car Cruise on the Colchester Town Green,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at the Colchester Town Green, 80 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2168740933220836/): “…Good Times Motoring Club will host their monthly car cruise. All vehicles year 1988 and under welcome… Due to inclement weather, the April car cruise will be held on our rain date of April 24, 2019. It is cancelled for 4/17/2019… There is no October cruise this year…”… Cruise Night Dates: The full list of 2019 season cruise dates was also found on the GTMC’s main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/); they are as follows (all are Wednesdays, except for Saturday, September 14th): April 24th … May 22nd (webmaster's note - the rain date has been invoked for May 15th--thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for the heads up) May 15thJune 19th … July 17th … August 21st … September 14th (Saturday, 11am cruise) … September 18th … Even more info: GTMC is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ - and also there is new updated main web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2019; rain date change from 5/15 to 5/22 incorporated as of 5/15/2019))

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/1/2019—and apologies for failing to get this onto our Calendar until 5/2!), Oxford (confirmed for 2019) - “Fritz’s Snack Bar of Oxford Every Wednesday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the listing that’s posted on the Upcoming Cruise Nights page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/cruisecalendar.htm) from the web site of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: “…May 1st and every Wednesday, May 1 thru October, Oxford, CT 2019: Fritz's Snack Bar Cruise Night… Every Wednesday Weather Permitting… 5-9 PM… Route 67, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478, Oxford / Seymour town line… Great Food and a Great Time!... Every 2nd Wednesday is Trophy Night!... Info: Chippy: 203-410-9401…”… FLYER – And here’s the link to the Official Flyer that was also posted by the CT Seaport Car Club folks, as part of the listing: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2019/fritz%20flyer%20201903112019.pdf… Even more info – Please be sure to join the excellent Facebook group page called “Fritz’s Car Cruise,” to stay up on news related to this classic, long-running car cruise: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/ … And make sure you also visit and give a “Like” to the official Facebook page of Fritz Bobby Snack Bar at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … We again apologize for not getting the May 1st Fritz’s season opener onto our Calendar!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd & 4th, May thru Sept; starts 5/8/2019—and apologies for failing to get this onto our Calendar until 5/11!), Bozrah (confirmed for 2019) -“Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night,” 5:30-8:00pm, at Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT... "...New Night: 2nd Wednesday and 4th Wednesday. List of dates: May 8 & 22 (webmaster's note - Apologies for not getting this event onto this calendar until AFTER the actual Season Opener, which wasa May 8th--but better late than never, right?!)... June 12 & 26 ... July 10 & 24 ... August 14 & 28 ... September 11 & 25 ... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... Food services and beverages available at the Moose Club Grill... NSRA Safety Inspections available... No burn-outs please... Info: 860-889-6856..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_moose_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (not sure when it starts—see their Facebook page…), West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2019) - “…Savin Rock Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have basically the Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”), which is https://www.facebook.com/Savin-Rock-Cruise-Night-664763360647108/ - and also our knowledge that this is a very cool cruise, run by quality people (having attended several ourselves within the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant). Assuming it’s happening at the same place where it’s historically been held, the location would appear to be the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street (which is right off of Captain Thomas Boulevard), West Haven, CT 06516… And that’s as much as we know at this time!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(TENTATIVE FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (TENTATIVE starts 4/24/2019; runs “April to October”), Hamden (TENTATIVE for 2019) - “…The Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Night Cruise Nights… ’… Every Wednesday Night from April to October, 6pm-10pm..’…” The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604 … webmaster’s note – We have the April 24thSeason Opener date listed as TENTATIVE at this time, because we heard about this second hand from a fellow old car enthusiast who lives in the area, but have not seen an official notices from The Glenwood itself. We’ll do our best to update this listing whenever we may run across any official announcements from the Glenwood Drive-In (but for now, make sure you pencil in April 24th and make plans to attend—either for the cruise night, or just to enjoy some of the Glenwood’s legendary great food!... More info – www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ and/or the main web site: www.glenwooddrivein.com and/or their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ (and make sure you give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; then every Thursday thru October; starts 4/2/2020), Southington (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “Ralph’s Rapid Transit 2020 Kickoff Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Family Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489, presented by Ralph’s Rapid Transit (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/) and Mopars in Motion… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2515770395335292/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2020 for our Fifth Season!... Starting April 2th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October, ending the season with a Friday Night Trunk Or Treat Cruise Night!... 5-9pm!... Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN!... Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!... Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm!... Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year!... Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Visit RalphsRapidTransit.com for more cruise night info!... Or Call Ralph at 860-416-1228…”…  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/4/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “…Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2019! Starting April 4th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October (And Several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)! Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2019!!! Thursday, April 4th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...”… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for circulating a copy to us of his broadcast e-mail dated 12/12/2018, from which all of the above info came… For more info: www.ralphsrapidtransit.com … Even more info: The street address for Kizl’s is: 2014 West St, Southington, CT 06489, and their official web site is located at: http://www.kizls.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Seymour (confirmed for 2019) - “Summer Cruise Nights 2019 – Presented by Seymour Lions Club – at Tri-Town Plaza, Seymour”… ’…Thursday nights cruise, 5:30 to 8:30pm, following dates: May 2nd … May 16th … May 30th … June 13th … June 27th … July 11th … July 25th … August 8th … August 22nd … September 5th … September 19th … Weather permitting… Trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!...’… Visit our Facebook page: “The Seymour Lions Club…”… For additional information please contact: Corky at 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … “… Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids…”… For more information: Please make sure to visit & “Like” the Seymour Lions Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, see the listing for other dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2019) - 2019 Big Dawggs/DiRoma Home & Garden Center Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night,” supported by the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club, at DiRoma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351… Thursday nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm… Food, fun, music, car show, and more!... Car owners and one passenger will receive a $3 discount to Big Dawggs… Open to all years of vehicles and motorcycles! Charities, 50/50 raffles, and music held monthly… List of event dates: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 … Thursday, June 20th, 2019 … Thursday, July 18th, 2019 … Thursday, August 15th, 2019 … Thursday, September 19th, 2019 … Thursday, October 17th, 2019 … Contact: Sandie DiRoma at 860-912-3776 and or Anthony DeStefano (ECMAC President) at 860-319-7996 for more information… Cancellation due to weather will be posted on DiRoma’s Facebook page…”… FLYER – Here’s the link to the Official Flyer that our friends the Southeastern CT Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57154975_2340160122673087_8048993047435804672_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=7085cdef6fe320a3f7805c27b931efa0&oe=5D6C6B07 …More info – DiRoma Home & Garden Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiRomaHomeAndGardenCenter/ - Big Dawgg’s Specialty Hot Dogs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/ - and also the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/ECMAC2/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/23/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, runs thru 9/26), East Hartford (confirmed for 2019) -“…’Augie & Ray’s Drive-In of East Hartford Weekly Thursday Night Cruise,’ Starting May 16th, 5pm to 8pm, every Thursday, May thru September 26th… Food, raffle, 50/50, trophies, music… Augie & Ray’s, 314 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 860-568-3770…”… webmaster's note – We were pleased to relate the above excerpted details from the Official Flyer that our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter posted on the Facebook system—here is the direct flyer link: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59211483_2249011548499548_5769089841098653696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=fce0acc2ae191f3a75992ba466c6b86d&oe=5D2BB0B1 … And for additional info & updates – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Over the Hill Gang Eastern Chapter’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ … Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the official Facebook page for “The Original Augie & Ray’s Drive-In” online at: https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalAugieandRays/ …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 6/20/2019; see listing for specific dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford’s ‘Little Red Barn’…”… These Thursdays: June 20th … June 27th … *NEW ADDITIONAL EVENT DATE JUST ADDED: July 11th* ... July 18th … August 1st … August 15th … Classic cars, barbecue, music, robots…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend from the Apple Pi Robotics team Jim Scott, for posting the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, on the Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), on 5/4/2019, with the following accompanying note: “…Apple Pi Robotics announces ‘Cruise Night’ schedule for the summer of 2019. Note that we have broken with our traditional ‘Every Other Thursday’ due to some scheduling conflicts…’…”… Thanks very much Jim for the heads up! We always have fun at this event—love the laid-back Shoreline atmosphere! And the Apple Pi Robotics students & adult mentors are always great to see & chat with!... More info – The “Little Red Barn” is of course part of the overall Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford complex on Route 1 (1355 Boston Post Road) in Guilford, CT. Here is the link to the “Directions” page from their web site: https://bishopsorchards.com/visit-us/directions/ … And for more info about the Apple Pi Robotics Team - Please be sure to visit their web site: www.applepirobotics.org - and also their official Facebook page (make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it also): https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2019; a new additional event date of July 11th was added to this listing as of 7/1/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/23/2019), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows – Beginning May 23rd, 2019!…”… Quoting from the note that our local old car friend Ed Davis (https://www.facebook.com/ed.davis.165) posted on the Facebook  system back a week or so ago (specifically on 5/23/2019, which was THE Season Opener for this event): "...Would appreciate it if you could post this poster on your site to promote this group. A great cruise to attend on a Thursday night, $2.00 dogs cooked to order, $1.00 sodas, & free pop corn..."… Ed also provided us with a copy of the Official Event Flyer, from which all of the following details are directly transcribed: “…American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT, presents: ‘Thursday Night Car Shows!’ Beginning May 23rd, 2019!... Every Thursday Night, from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join the fun! Open to the public! Spectators welcome! No coolers please… Free admission, $2 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall…”…  FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer that Ed provided, that we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61206879_2234546929968810_8359835893825011712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=f545ec5e72b0a8ee658f1fe9ff740302&oe=5D9ECAFF   … Additional info - Here's the link to the American Legion Post 113's Facebook page for more info (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like:"): https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ ... webmaster’s note - I've been to this event in the past, and it's always a fun evening! Thanks so much Ed Davis for bringing it to our attention for this season (and sorry for my being a week late getting this onto our calendar!) ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/29/2019)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 4/19/2018), Milford (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (see the listing for remaining two dates in 2018), Essex (confirmed for 2018) - “Olive Oyl’s Antique and Classic Car Show BBQ,” at Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, hosted by Olive Oyl’s and Essex Board of Trade… ‘…Join us for our first Antique Car Cruise Night and BBQ. Essex Board of Trade First Thursdays event will feature events all around town. Bring your classic, hot rod, truck, or motorcycle and enjoy great food and music. Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT…’…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed the June 7th opening date, sorry!)  are listed on the Official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1020187274800141/), that we ran across a couple of days ago: Thursday, July 5th, 5:00pm… and Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00pm… Additional info – Here’s also the Official Facebook page for Olive Oyl’s (which looks to be a fantastic carryout restaurant right in the center of the action in Essex) is: https://www.facebook.com/Olive-Oyls-138733056189755/ (please be sure to give them a “Like” when you visit that page), and their main web site is also definitely worth checking out at: http://www.oliveoylscarryout.com/ … And one more tip of the hat – We love anything that our friends at Essex Board of Trade are involved with—please be sure to visit (& “Like”) them on Facebook also at: https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/19/2019), Marlborough (confirmed for 2019) - Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (limited info available right now; starts 5/3/2019), Milford (confirmed for 2019) - “The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruises,” Friday, May 3, 2019, at the McDonalds of Milford across from the Post Mall, located at: 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460... webmaster's note - This is a very early heads-up calendar listing for the BSG-ers' super-popular Milford Friday night cruise nights for the 2019 season. They have not made any official announcements yet, but when I saw a picture of BSG member AJ's '63 Fairlane posted online on Facebook, I asked if AJ knew the opening date for 2019--at which point BSG's President Will Fleming chimed in and indicated that the 2019 opening night would be May 3rd--and there you have it! We will certainly update this listing as more info becomes available. Here's a marked-up screen shot of the Facebook exchange: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51951462_2080926678664170_7044247661137887232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6c296f418ef36c168da0673e5bae3f4f&oe=5CEB8F35   … For more info - http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ …*4/15/2019 UPDATE – We just heard last month that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club has an awesome all-new web site, located at: www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org – be sure to add it to your favorites!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019; updated official web site address for the club added to this listing as of 4/15/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (starts 5/17/2019), North Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Marty Forbes Presents The McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have the start date to report to you, based on some texting contact with the man who provides the music for these fantastic local cruise nights--the one and only Rockin' Richard Phillips. In addition to the start date of Friday, May 17th, Rockin' Richard also indicated the hours are 5:30 to 8:30pm... We will next paste in some info from last year's listing for this event on the SAAC calendar: "...'Family Fun Night'… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… 'All makes and models welcome!'... Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…”... Additional info: The shopping plaza where the McDs and DQ are located appears to be known as "North Branford Central Plaza," and with a street address (for you Mapquesters and Wazers) of 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471 (ref: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16431543/280-BRANFORD-ROAD-North-Branford-CT/)...  That's all we know right now--we've already sent a note to our friend Marty Forbes, requesting a 2019 flyer, whenever one may become available, and then we'll also update this listing however required. For now, though, get psyched for a fantastic North Branford summertime Friday night tradition starting up soon!… *5/21/2019 UPDATE – We were wondering about whether or not the 5/17 Season Opener was going to be happening, since the forecast had been for rain, and in our searching for online references, we ran across the updated-for-2019 flyer that our friend Rockin’ Richard Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042) posted on the Facebook system, at the “CT CarShows and Cruise” page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/335579133203791/), just a couple of days before that—with the following note: “…North Branford Friday cruise nights every Friday, 5:30 to 8:30. DJ Rockin’ Richard of WNHU spinning ‘50s & ‘60s oldies! Free raffle gift cards for meals at McDonalds and ice cream at Dairy Queen! Bring that classic car and meet a friendly group of friends!...”… FLYER– And here’s a direct link to the flyer that Rockin’ Richard posted: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60352090_10217398638111838_2264017741511917568_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=adff502f44eb478ef898ac30ee3e6628&oe=5D51354E … Incidentally – I did stop in at the 5/17 event on my way home from work (it did NOT get rained out!), and had a really great time as a spectator walking around to check out the cool cars and seeing old friends, like Marty Forbes himself, and Rockin’ Richard too! Definitely looking forward to coming back to this great local cruise again soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2019; this event listing was updated with info and a copy of the updated-for-2019 flyer that had been posted online recently, as of 5/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/31/2019), East Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “Uncle D’s Diner of East Berlin’s ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites'…”… webmaster's note – We are very pleased to quote from our Facebook friend Mark French’s (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench) April 18th post on Facebook providing the heads-up for this event: “…To all my classic car friends, I am pleased to announce that Uncle D’s Diner will once again be holding their ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites.’ The dates will be 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, and 9/27, from 5:30 to 8:30. Come for great food, great cars, and great friends. Enjoy music, trophies, raffle prizes, and Mark’s Famous Trivia Contest!... Contact: Tom Salwocki 860-280-8076…”… Additional info – We also found an OldRide.com listing (dedicated page: https://www.oldride.com/events/2895883.html) for this event that provided some more details: “…Cruisin Friday Nites @ Uncle D's Diner… Event Dates (see list of specific dates): May 31, 2019 - September 27, 2019… Location: East Berlin, Connecticut… 5:30- 8:30 pm Music, 60/40, Raffle, Mark's Trivia GREAT FOOD Cruise in and join us May 31 , June 28July 26 , August 30 , and September 27 …” Even more info – Here is the street address for Uncle D’s Diner, which may be useful for you Mapquesters and Wazers: 869 Mill St, East Berlin, CT 06023 … And here is their official web site: https://www.uncleds-diner.com/ … And Uncle D’s Diner is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (started 6/11/2019), Rockville (confirmed for 2019) - “…New England Motorcycle Museum Cruise and Bike Night – Every Friday Night!…”… webmaster's note – We were forwarded the flyer for this event by our old car friend Rick Stevenson, and we posted the flyer on the SAAC’s Facebook page, where you can now view it: FLYER LINK = https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64395828_2276302065793296_5732645213936025600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQnhTzGX-StfgJis4W4JGAt519YuFgM6Pazrg5z9_EguVaMxT257SYkxvmwuS-IS8Io&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=5d940f2e39ee2d28be8e4f5595644a51&oe=5D7A17BC … Here is more info transcribed from the flyer – “…Hot cars, trucks, bikes, and bands, at The Museum!... Starting Friday, June7th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm… Live band every Friday!... Best of show awards… Free all summer long… New England Motorcycle Museum (“NEMM”), 200 West Main Street, Rockville, CT…”... Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the New England Motorcycle Museum’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandmotorcyclemuseum/ …  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (starts 4/27/2018), Foster, RHODE ISLAND (confirmed for 2018- “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/27/2019; runs “probably until the end of October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2019) - “…Monroe Street Rodders Present: ‘Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…(starts) Saturday, April 27, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please… More info - Monroe Street Rodders on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ … Will be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays… Even more info - Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend our friend and Whitewalls Car Club member Steve DeVito’s (stevedevito44@gmail.com) for this info, via his e-mails of 3/4, and 3/6/2019… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/4/2019; runs “every 1st and 3rd Saturday until the end of the season”), Meriden (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Muscle Car Club Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash…”… Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… “…It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...”… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355697438375467/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the American Muscle Car Club (on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and make sure you give ‘em a “Like while you’re there) all the work they do to organize and run these events! I have been to several, and they are always relaxed, low-key, welcoming, and FUN!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/18/2019; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise Nights 2019 – at The Center of Montville - Presented by The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club…”… The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2019,’ at The Center of Montville, 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… “…Come on down and help us celebrate 20 years of fun with Family and Friends! All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (List of 2019 dates): Saturday, May 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, June 15th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, July 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm... Saturday, August 17th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, September 21st, 4:00pm until 7:00pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.semc.com… Please, no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) of the SECMC for sending along the Official Flyer for this event attached to his e-mail of 3/18/2019, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed—and we also uploaded a copy of it for your reference—FLYER link: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54432275_2134658576624313_6546783589474762752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=97aa4a7d42a2830215be12300ee3dcff&oe=5D072C44… And there you have it! Hats off to Clem and all of the SECMC-ers for making these events happen, and benefiting such a wonderfully good cause!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/20/2019; see listing for other specific dates), Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Excelerate Performance of Branford Presents ‘Cars & Coffee Branford’…”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.excelerateperformance.com/cars-and-coffee-branford) at Excelerate’s web site: “…Excelerate Performance Cars & Coffee, 2019 Dates: April 20thJune 8thAugust 10thOctober 5th… Always from 8:30am to 11:00am, at 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405, telephone 203-483-6100… ‘…You asked, we listened… You wanted more Cars and Coffee Events? You’re going to get them…Coffee from Willoughby’s provided… Free bagels… And cars… It gets no better…’… Excelerate Performance specializes in European, Japanese, and Exotic Service, Performance, and Repair… More info – The official Excelerate Performance web site: https://www.excelerateperformance.com/ and/or Excelerate Performance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ and/or also: https://www.facebook.com/XLR8CT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (2nd and 4th – see the listing for actual dates), Wallingford (confirmed for 2019) - Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club Presents: “2019 Cruise Nights” in the plaza of Chick-Fil-A and Lowe’s of Wallingford, 1094 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, 2ndand 4th Saturdays… 2019 Schedule (no rain dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd … July 13th … July 27th … August 10th … August 24th … September 14th … September 28th … October 12th … October 19th … “… “…All Classic, Muscle, & Specialty Cars Welcome! Classic Imports Too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles!... 50/50 drawing… Music, and more!...”… Brought to you bywww.charteroakfirebirds.org – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol. No burnouts. No dogs allowed, except for service animals. Please come, have fun, and be safe!... For more info - Please review the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/582306265603927/ … Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (3rd Saturday of the month April thru October; starts 4/21/2018), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/15… 10/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time : 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (see the listing for dates), Waterford (confirmed for 2018) – “…New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Nights…”… webmaster’s note – We just saw this listing a couple of days ago, via a flyer as posted online by our friends at Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ and/or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like”!) – here is the exact link to the electronic flyerhttp://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/cn09.php - please note that this is the SECOND event on the schedule—unfortunately we were not quick enough seeing the event listing to get the season kickoff on June 30th added to our calendar in time!), and felt it very worthy of being added to the SAAC Calendar! Following is an exact transcription of the info presented on the flyer: “… Trucks & Cars, 1896 thru 1978… New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Night… Join us for our Classic Car Cruise Night at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, 1080 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 06385, www.speedbowlct.com … (List of event dates): June 30th… July 28th… August 25th… September 29th… No entry fee to enter Car Cruise Show!... Every car that participates in our Classic Car Cruise Night will receive a voucher redeemable for 1 complimentary Grandstand ticket… Bring your voucher to the Box Office VIP window to redeem your free grandstand ticket for the night’s races…” Sounds awesome!... More info – Please make sure also to visit (& “Like”) the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thespeedbowl/ …    (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2018)

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